Veronica floral-print stretch-jersey dress
ALL THAT JAZZ
V-neck floral rayon dress with pleated skirt
Burgundy Triangle Purse
By Aimarro at Etsy.com
Sterling, Pink Pearl & Onyx Necklace
By zsjewelry at Etsy.com
'80s Olive Leather Riding Boots
By bOmode at Etsy.com
In an English Country Garden...
While neon colors might be taking over part of the fashion world, florals & frilly lace still dominate the chic & feminine world. Grab your cup of tea and check out the vintage alternative below. Also find matching vintage and handmade accessories from other sellers!
Winter Skies Are Comin '
Winter in Minnesota tends to begin in November (although snow has fallen much earlier!). Temperatures begin to dip into the 40s and upper 30s. The skies turn a light gray and the sun begins to go down closer to 4:30pm versus 9:30pm during the summer. My car lacks traction control, so digging at my tires with a neon kid's shovel is a regular occurrence. Plus, the blower motor I thought I fixed in my car is now no longer working-- no heat in an ice box of a wilderness...oh joy.
Okay, so winter is kind of depressing for me. I don't mind the snow--I just wish it wasn't so long & cold!
But one thing I do love about winter are the warm fabulous coats! I love a cozy well-broke-in wool coat and especially those with a princess cut (longer and flared out slightly at the bottom). Like the snow gray color of the Lanvin taffeta trench to the left? Try the even deliciously warmer vintage 60s wool coat by Pebble Beach to the right. You'll save over $3500. Plus it's good for the enviroment--- reuse & reveit
Hot for Hot Pink
Going over a list of style trends for Fall 2012, I definitely noticed a trend that stood out-- hot neon colors! Lemon yellows, lime greens and tangerine all top the list, but hot pink is the go-to color for Fall! The two dresses featured below were chosen as pieces that would work well in the workplace but transfer to happy hour or a dinner date later. And with a vintage 1960s hot pink dress, you really can't go wrong...
The Classic Cap Toe Ballet Flat
This week's "Get the Look" feature focuses on the classic ballet flat. This flat features a two-tone look with polished low-profile heel and black cap-toe. For a touch of European chic, this flat is for you. Comfortable yet stylish for everyday wear or a cocktail party: the ever versatile cap toe ballet flat.
She types in Charcoal Gray
Today's "Get the Look" feature is focused on the understated secretary look. Sensual yet modest. Comfortable yet chic. These two styles shown below reflect the hip-hugging fashion of the 60s--(When bullet bras worked wonders and women weren't afraid of showing off their curves). Both reach just below the knee, feature short sleeves and a nipped in waist. The dress you wear to work, cocktail party or heavy date.
She types in charcoal gray and looks fabulous doing so.
The Classic Little Black Dress
Today's "Get the Look" post is focused on the little black dress. This particular style of little black dress has the elements of a classic silhouette, late 50's to early 60's elegance, short sleeves for summer and the belted natural waistline. A flattering look on just about any figure. Perfect for the career-oriented, romance-seeking and independent woman.
Geometric Print Dresses
It is already the second edition of "Get the Look" where I feature a fabulous (and expensive) designer gown and give you lovely readers a vintage alternative for sale in my shop! Wearing vintage does not have to break the bank...
If you are like me, then you like fashion. I am, by no means, a fashion guru. But I could spend hours pouring over Vogue magazines, cutting out pictures of shoes and dresses I like, and finding inspiration from designers all over the world.
The only thing that is hard, is the fact that I'm not a rich woman who could easily afford that $4000 gucci dress. I assume most of you lovelies have run into this same problem-- inspiring, to-die-for fashion but no mula. Hey, a girls got to pay rent, right? I have decided to start a weekly post each Monday called "Get the Look" taking designer fashions and giving you an affordable and attractive vintage alternative.
Oh the timeless look of a black heel. But not just any heel, an embellished heel! Toe embellishments were all the rage in the first half of the 20th century...and they're back. Alexander McQueen's latest design of the skull embellished super high heel is gorgeous--a thousand dollars of gorgeous. But as an alternative to this rock and romance look, we have a mid-size high heel in black velvety polka dots by designer Andrew Geller. These babies are embellished with folded and tacked big black bows. And at only $68, you really can't get a better vintage black embellished heel.